(54) SYSTEM FOR USE IN DATA EXCHANGE AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
(75) Inventor: Amy Patitucci, Phoenixville, PA (US)
(73) Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.,
Malvern, PA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 586 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/777,469
(22) Filed: Jul. 13, 2007
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0077884 Al Mar. 27, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/142,590, filed on May 9, 2002, now Pat. No. 7,266,775.
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 3/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 715/735; 715/746
(58) Field of Classification Search 709/230 233;
715/733-736, 746 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
5,421,008 A 5/1995 Banning etal.
A user interface system employed in retrieving information from an information repository used in exchanging data between different electronic data systems includes the following method. A first menu is displayed which supports user selection of a bi-directional communication interface from a plurality of interfaces. The bi-directional communication interface is used for communicating data between a particular source and destination. In response to user selection of a bi-directional communication interface, a second menu is displayed which supports user entry of data determining communication characteristic information to be retrieved from said information repository for said selected communication interface.
13 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets